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HR Advisory Council

Dr. Kailas Chapatwala
Ph.D, M.B.A. (HR), B.Com

Dr. Kailas Chapatwala is currently working as President - Human Resource with Ispat Industries Ltd., Mumbai. He has more than 21 years experience working with industry as well as academic area in the field of Human Resource, Organizational Development, Change Management, Coaching and mentoring and Psychometric Analysis. He has worked with well known companies in a senior position like Lupin Ltd, United Phosphorus Ltd., Gufic Biosciences Ltd, Reliance Industries Ltd, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd
Mr. Parag Paranjpe
M.A. (Personnel Management & Industrial Relations )
Mr. Parag is currently working as Director & Managing Consultant at People Value Consulting . He has 24 years of experience in HR Function of multiple Organizations. After having completed Masters Degree in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from TISS in 1988, he started his career with Atlas Copco, Pune and worked with INDAL, Cadbury, Schindler, Thomas Cook, Bunge & ICICI Venture. In his last assignment as Sr. Director – HR (HR Operating Partner) at one of the largest Indian PE Firms, he was focused on working with Entrepreneurs/ Owners/ CEOs of Investee Companies to strengthen their HR processes and advised them on managing their overall HR function.
Mr. Pramod Raste
M.A. (Personnel Management & Industrial Relations )
Mr. Pramod Raste is currently working as Head HR for Tata Steel (Wire Division). He has worked for more than 30 years in HR and almost for 25 years in Tata group.
His Achievements in Tata group include:
a) Implementation of 'Change Management' processes.
b) Introduced training based on Toyota Model.
c) Did right sizing for various organizations.
d) Played key role in shifting of Plant from Mumbai to Tarapur without any industrial dispute
Mr. Naresh Mehta
M.M.S. (HR), B.Com
Mr. Naresh Mehta has 21 years of experience post MBA. He is currently the Director- Corporate Human Resource with Raymond Ltd. He has also worked with Flamingo Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Blue Star Infotech and Godrej & Boyce Co. Ltd. He has acquired skills in different aspects of the HR function like facilitation, compensation structuring, P – CMM, ISO Certification and regulatory affairs.

Director, National Olympic Academy (India) since 1990, Identified, Member Faculty as Lecturer, International Olympic Academy, Olympia (Greece) in May 1999.

Indian representative to International Olympic Academy, Olympia (Greece-Since 1989), attended International Sessions at Olympia (Greece) during 1989-2009, Professional Visits to Germany from 2004-2009 & Observed Seoul 1988,Sydney 2000,Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 Olympics, World Universiade Bangkok 2007; Youth Olympic Games, Singapore 2010, representing the RFI.
Mr. Sharad Gangal
Executive Vice President - HR & IR & Admin and Member of the Executive Council

Sharad is a post graduate in HR with basic qualifications in Commerce and Law. Sharad started his career with Asian Paints and then moved on to Boehringer Mannheim a German Pharma Company. In 1996, Sharad joined Cadbury India Ltd. At the time of leaving Cadbury Sharad was responsible for Employee Relations, Organizational Effectiveness and Compensation Strategy. During his tenure at Cadbury he also had a stint with the Cadbury Schweppes business in Australia. He joined HDFC Standard Life in 2007 to Head HR where he was responsible for Human Resource, L&D and Sales Training.

Currently associated with Thermax as Executive Vice President – HR, IR & Admin and Member of the Executive Council. Sharad is also on the Academic Council of Symbiosis International Business Management School and teaches courses in Performance Management & Learning Organization.